Writing with the wry realism of Sally Rooney, one of Germany’ most promising literary talents demonstrates her incisive understanding of the complexities of relationships and the depths of the human heart in this witty and compulsively readable novel about five very different women whose lives intersect. What happens when women fulfill their roles as wives, mothers, friends, lovers, sisters, and daughters? What comes next? Award-winning author Daniela Krien explores these questions in this powerful novel of friendship, love, loss, and everything in between.
Krien explores the hopes, ambitions, challenges, and disappointments that shape modern women’s lives, offering intimate insights on motherhood and childlessness, bereavement, infidelity, and divorce. At the heart of the novel are five very different women who find themselves hurtling towards a new way of living without knowing quite how they got there.
A fresh take on women’s lives, Love in Case of Emergency is a punchy yet sensitive novel that takes the notion of aspiring to find happiness and connection to new and exhilarating heights.
Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.00(d)|
About the Author
Daniela Krien is a freelance writer and the author of Someday We’ll Tell Each Other Everything, which has been translated into fifteen languages. She studied communication, media, and cultural studies in Leipzig, and in 2015 was awarded with the Nicolaus Born Debut Prize. She lives in Leipzig, Germany, with her two daughters.
Jamie Bulloch’s translations include Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes, which was long-listed for the 2016 IMPAC Award and the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and the Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke, which won the 2014 Schlegel-Tieck Prize. He lives in London.